Before we get onto the reviews from March, I would like to take an opportunity to remind our readers that the Romantic Times Convention is next week and that some of us will be attending. We will have lots to report for our next post and can't wait. If you are unable to attend the full convention don't forget that your favorite authors will be hosting a Book Fair on Saturday April 14, 2012 and it is FREE if you show them your library card. Otherwise it is $5.00 to get in. Now on to the reviews!
Between the Duke and the Deep Blue Sea by Sophia Nash
A bunch of aristocrats get stinking drunk one night and wake up trying to piece things together. It’s like “The Hangover” but in Regency form. It’s SO hysterical! I would love to see this turned into a movie. You can almost hear the zany music when the actual mob (with torches) shows up. This is a first in a new series and I can't wait for the rest of them.
Supreme Clientele by Ashley and JaQuavis
Our reviewer found that the story line was very weak and there was just too much happening. Don't judge this book based on reading the back cover blurb. It doesn’t really explain what happens in the story and it is not even remotely close to what occurs in the book. Our reviewer does not recommend the book.
Lothaire by Kresley Cole
Another winner from powerhouse Kresley Cole. The latest in her Immortals after Dark series we follow Lothaire (The Enemy of Old) as he discovers his mate. The hillbilly heroine made me laugh out loud, and she totally screwed with the Big Bad Scary All Powerful Aristocratic Vampire. She’s believable and doesn’t have a lot of superpowers in comparison, yet she holds her own.
Firelight by Kristen Callihan
Paranormal Beauty and the Beast. She has pyrokinesis, and desperately tries to keep it a secret—she melts marble. Hero hints at being horribly disfigured and is fully masked all the time. She is forced to marry him right off the bat in order to pay off her father's debts. Nothing physical happens until later in the book. I enjoyed the story as a whole and didn't expect what happened in the end. This is first in a new series.
Texas Pride by Leigh Greenwood
Written by a male author who has been writing romace for over 25 years. That made it interesting to the reader, however maybe not his best book. The biggest surprise was the sex scene: “Really? Is this what men think women think during sex?” A little flowery for a man writing it. Good western, not so much a good romance.
A Tale of Two Lovers by Maya Rodale
Heroine insinuates in the newspaper that our hero might have “possibly switched teams” when she catches him in a questionable embrace with another man (actually an actress in male costume). Her article ruins him. So of course he sets out to ruin her. And he does. With both of them ruined the only way out is for them to marry each other. Characters argue non-stop, it’s so enjoyable.